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I’m absolutely chuffed to announce that Touch Of Spirit Tours is hosting a Creative Writing Tour through North India – with me as the writing facilitator!

QFRLaunch MelaMela Joy, the founder of this company, was one of my sources when I was researching India for Quest For Riches. Right after the book launch she came to me with the idea of a trip that would be interwoven with a creative writing course.

I was particularly delighted because I just love the way that my life echoes my art!

  • After writing The Mastery Club, I ‘had to’ go to the Greek Islands to research The Hidden Order J
  • After writing Wanted: Greener Grass, my new husband came into my life…
  • After writing Quest For Riches, it looks like I’ll be heading to India!

What magic might you create in your life?

Check out this link for our ‘Unleash Your Creativity’ trip in October 2020 and consider joining us. Whether you’ve always wanted to go to India and would appreciate a spiritual slant, or whether you’d like to hone your creative skills in a phenomenally stimulating environment, we’d love to have you along!

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Stephen King book coverI haven’t read any Stephen King books because I’m not into the thriller/horror/mystery genre, but I decided I wanted to read his On Writing, and I’m really enjoying it. The man values the literary arts more than I had expected. His turn of phrase is entertaining and delightful. I particularly love his humility in sharing an excerpt of his own work, unedited and then rewritten, for the reader to see how he goes about the process of refining his work.

But when he gets to the heart of his book and states that while he believes an incompetent writer can become competent, a good writer can never be great, I cannot agree.

I was recently contacted by a new author who has had a rather frustrating experience since publishing her first book, and so thought I'd share some of her story in the spirit of 'Buyer Beware – Publishing Traps for the Unwary'.

This highly qualified writer – she's a PhD and lecturer in literature – was inspired to write a book on self-esteem for youth, and when finding a publisher seemed too difficult, she signed up with what is known in the industry as a 'vanity press'.